If your a junior just starting to prepare for your SAT’s you are a little behind schedule. It is always best to study for the SAT’s your sophomore year to give yourself enough time to study and familiarize yourself with the material.
Started SAT Prep Late?
Though I do know many kids who started studying late junior year and did fine. They just had to put in a lot of extra effort and devote most of their remaining free time to preparing for the SAT.
Easy tips to prep for your SAT’s
Looking for tips to help you prepare for your SAT’s? Read the rest of the article for tips to help you study and let me know how it goes in the comments below.
Take a practice SAT
My best advice would be to go immediately take a practice SAT exam to figure out what your score is around. Then based on what you wanted or your dream college you can put in the complementary effort.
From the practice test, you also know what subjects are not your strong suit. I would then put most of my attention on those subjects to raise my score in those categories.
Make an SAT study schedule
I would then recommend utilizing your time efficiently by making a set schedule that you abide for the months leading up to the SAT. After a few weeks of following the same routine, it will become a natural habit.
A week months of hard work and dedication to get into your dream college is worth it. Make sure that when you are studying that you use 110% effort. Putting in the hours won’t mean anything if you don’t use the time wisely.
Buy the Right Books for the SAT’s
Have the right tools to prepare for your sat. Make sure that you use a few different resources to study for the SAT. There are numerous different SAT books out there.
They are all written differently and have different learning styles. Once you figure out a great learning method or style stick with it.
It includes 8 real SAT’s with the answers and explanations. On top of that, it is currently (11/24/17) the #1 Best Seller in College and High School Test Guides.
This is the 2018 edition which also comes with 7 practice tests.
This book comes with 9 practice tests and is quite inexpensive.
This SAT book comes with 5 practice tests, online practice, and video lessons.
SAT Exam Flashcard Study System: (My top choice)
I honestly think out of the whole list this is the most useful item. Studying with the flashcards is a lot easier and you can study all day. The flashcards break down everything into small information which is simpler to take it. The uncomplicated portability of the flashcards is another plus.
This book comes with 1,500 practice question with detailed explanations for all the questions. This is a perfect tool to carry around and use during any free time you have.
For more tips and advice check out my previous article I wrote regarding SAT Prep:
Enroll in an SAT prep class
Enroll in an SAT class if you feel you need the extra help. This is a personal choice and if you feel like you can study better independently go for it. It will save you a lot of money because some of those classes get quite expensive.
However, for some student, it might be beneficial as I know many people learn better with an instructor. It just doesn’t click for some people unless they have someone teaching you. In the class, I took, however, most of the time was spent on teaching specific techniques and tips on test taking for the sat rather than on material on the sat. Do your research before registering for a class.
What I liked about the class I enrolled in and one of the best benefits was that it promised my score would increase by a certain number (forgot what that number was). That was what made me sign up as it was very appealing to me.
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